Photographic works by Blaise Tobia
Exhibition Dates: January 10 - February 7, 2016
Artist Reception in the Cathedral: Friday, January 5-7 PM
VIEWING TIMES: MONDAY - THURSDAY
11 AM- 1 PM
Other times by appointment
This exhibition comprises two related series, "Catastrophes" and "Direct Objects." In both series, an everyday object (or small grouping of objects) appears in the middle of a black field. In "Direct Objects" - the older series - these objects are represented at life size and are accompanied by a two-part story. In "Catastrophes" the objects are greatly magnified and there are no texts. The objects are scanned rather than photographed with a camera; they seem very tangible but they exist in an indistinct physical space.
In "Direct Objects" the stories concern a variety of observations that are both everyday and existential. In "Catastrophes" the objects are more confrontational while their meanings are more open-ended. It is my intention that these works be more directly experiential and less mediated than in many of my other photographic series.